The Waag, located on the Nieuwmarkt square, was part of the old town ramparts. It was first named the Gate of St. Anthony, ... More
The Waag, located on the Nieuwmarkt square, was part of the old town ramparts. It was first named the Gate of St. Anthony, built in 1488, which explains the massive towers and the holes in it. In 1614, the gate was no longer part of the front line of defense and a new, wider rampart was built. It had a new function: a weighing house. This was the place where goods were weighed and the building where taxes were levied. In addition to guilds like the guild of surgeons or the bricklayers' guild, a guild of weighers existed. Currently, De Waag also functions as an institute and a resource for Amsterdam regarding information on healthcare, education, society, and culture.
Madame Tussaud Scenerama is housed in a very large building in the center of Amsterdam. It is spread over four
floors. An entire section is devoted to Dutch history, and more specifically, the history of Amsterdam. Many European celebrities, ...
The Begijnhof lies hidden away from the noisy shopping street Kalverstraat, next to the Amsterdam Museum. Most of the houses
in the area were built in the 17th century; the oldest house in Amsterdam made of wood, dating from ...
For those who admire the Dutch knack of designing, Arcam Architectuurcentrum Amsterdam must be a part of your itinerary. Lectures,
discussion and exhibitions are frequently organized here. Previous discussions have included scientific city planning and developments around the Science ...